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Puma BioDrive Spikeless Golf Shoes

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Puma’s new BiODrive is a spikeless shoe designed for both the gym and the course. It has three specialized zones throughout the shoe for flexibility, balance and stability, which help provide both grip and support.

The three “zones” are broken up into its front, middle and back sections. The forefoot has multiple decoupled octagon-shaped pods, which replace traditional spikes, for flexibility and traction. The mid-foot axis point was designed for torsional movement that provides a balanced feel, and the heel has four pods that are said to provide a platform for support.

“Training in the gym and on the course is important for golfers of all levels,” says Joey Diovisalvi, a fitness expert and Cobra-Puma Golf ambassador. “It’s a great performer on the course that allows the golfer to grip the ground through their swing but can also be worn to the gym. From a biomechanics standpoint, it provides the flexibility, stability and balance necessary for optimal performance.”

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The BiODrives look and perform like an athletic shoe, but the outsole, with 10 octagons providing 130 points of traction, was designed with the golfer in mind. Octagons on the perimeter of the shoe have a larger surface area for enhanced grip on smooth surfaces, while the center octagons were designed for traction on the golf course.

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A ripstop mesh upper was designed for waterproof performance, and it’s lightweight and breathable to keep cool during the hot summer months or when sweat builds up in the gym.

“This spikeless, versatile shoe allows golfers to go straight from work to the gym, to the range, or to play 18,” says Grant Knudson, head of footwear at Puma Golf.

To ensure durability, the shoe’s outsole is made from carbon rubber, and a TPU wrap was bonded 360 degrees around the shoe for even more protection.

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The BiODrives will be available for $140 on Dec. 15 in four color combinations

  • Strong Blue/Peacoat/Fluro Yellow
  • Black/Turbulence/Puma Red
  • Tradewinds, White, Vibrant Orange
  • Black/White/Turbulence
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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Philip

    Nov 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I just do not understand how these are really better than just plain old fashion sneakers when it comes to traction on a golf course with slippery grass and uneven lies.

    I would still wear steel spikes if I could. Even these modern plastic spikes do not really add much traction after a few wet holes, but have to be better than a flat, bumpy surface one would think.

  2. Mike Morley

    Nov 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I have to so though that styling is a part of what makes the game fun! Most players do not benefit from the majority of “technology” that comes out anyways. Golf needs an injection of style going away from the field mentality!

  3. Pat

    Nov 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I would never wear these shoes when I workout at the gym. I wear out my gym shoes quickly as I train a lot(strength, plyometrics, cardio, etc.) and I would wear the soles on these Puma’s in a month. This shoe maybe great for a fat out of shape guy who goes to the gym twice a month who likes to look pretty.

    • Title

      Nov 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      It’s a golf shoes. Why would someone wearing this to the gym?

  4. jim

    Nov 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    cool looking shoe but I prefer the FJ icon

  5. Big tony

    Nov 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Another +3 offering from Puma. Because if you’re not playing to a +3 handicap (+3’s can wear whatever they want) you will most assuredly look like a complete tool showing up at your course wearing these shoes, or most every other cheaply made, ridiculously styled golf costume Puma brings to market.

    • J

      Nov 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Say what you want about the styling… But to judge the quality over your dislike of the asthetics is entirely stupid.

    • Brodie Hock

      Nov 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      +1

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Tano Goya WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Ping G425 LST (10.5 degrees @9.5)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Ping G425 LST (14.5 degrees @15.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 TX

7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 degrees @19)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX

Irons: Ping G425 Crossover (3), Ping i59
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange Hybrid 80 X (3), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 50-08F), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (54-M, 58-T, 58-V)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport
Grip: Garsen Golf Quad Tour

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Driver: Ping G425 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 65 TX

3-wood: PXG 0311 XF Gen5 (16 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Red Prototype 85 6.5

5-wood: PXG 0311 XF Gen5 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green Small Batch 80 6.5 TX

Hybrid: Ping G425 (19 degrees @ 20)
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Riptide MX 105 6.5 X

Irons: PXG 0311 T Gen5 (4-5), PXG 0317 ST (6-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 125 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56-12D @55, 58-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Tour Line #11
Grip: Garsen Golf Ultimate

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Puma Golf x PTC collaborate for new Palm Tree Crew apparel collection

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Rickie Fowler has once again joined forces with world-renowned DJ, KYGO, and his lifestyle brand Palm Tree Crew, for a fresh apparel collab that also includes items for the ladies too.

Per Puma, the collection is inspired by an always-on-the-go philosophy embraced by movers and shakers alike, The PUMA Golf x PTC collection represents those who continuously chase their bold dreams with a quiet confidence and dedication to their craft. Everyone makes the cut in

“It’s been fun to work with KYGO and PTC to expand and evolve this collab with PUMA,” says Fowler. “There’s something special in creating a platform where the worlds of golf and music collide to bring forth amazing product that everyone can relate to.”

Puma x PTC Polo ($80)“a performance-ready golf polo with understated yet refined style. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Lightweight Crew ($90)“all-over palm print says the party is not far. Available in two colorways”

Puma x PTC Lightweight Hoodie ($80)“our beachy, lightweight hoodie perfect for course cleats or sandy toes. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Palm Polo ($90)“all-over palm print makes this piece pop. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Palm Tee ($50)“the perfect, lightweight t-shirt to palm up your everyday attire. All over print is PTC classic. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Palm Short ($80)“bronze those thighs in some sweet PTC all-over palm print shorts. Available in two colorways.”

Women’s Puma x PTC W Palm Short ($80)“show your love for all-things beachy in this all-over palm print short. Available in two colorways.”

Women’s Puma x PTC W Palm Tank ($45)“for the sunny days on and off the course, the Palm Tank will keep you comfy and looking oh-so-cool. Available in two colorways.”

PUMA x PTC GS.One Sport ($150)“The GS-ONE was designed for the stylish golfer on the go. Rock the newest colors and add some flair to your next golf round.”

PUMA x PTC GS-Softride ($50)“slide into the season in the stylish GS-Softride. Finally, a sandal to put your foot in.”

PUMA x PTC Laguna Fusion Sport ($100)“featuring Fusion technology, the GS-Softride is a lifestyle + performance silhouette that will add pep to any step.”

Puma x PTC Cap ($45)“like the uniform for the winning team, top off your outfit with a bold, PTC cap to show why you play the game. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Chase Dreams Snapback Cap ($45)“the snapback meant for true dreamers, movers and shakers. Wear the palm with pride on this classic look. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC High Crown Visor ($45)“protect your eyes + face with a trending all-over palm print visor. Available in two colorways.”

The collection is available now on pumagolf.com as well as palmtreecrew.com and at select retailers. The collection will be available at the Puma NYC Flagship store starting October 3 to celebrate Kygo’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 6.

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